Bill Ruger, RIP

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:00:00 GMT
From Quotes of the Day:
It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to. -- Franklin P. Jones

From kaba:

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. -- William Pitt

From the sig in a post at The Firing Line:

You have the right to remain helpless. Should you choose to waive this right, anything you do may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an assailant. If you cannot find one for yourself, the court will release one for you.

J. Orlin Grabbe - suzi.jpg - PG-13, but sure to warm your, uh..., heart.

New Hampshire Union Leader News - Gun designer Ruger dies - William Batterman Ruger, the founder and chairman emeritus of Sturm, Ruger & Co., died last Saturday at the age of 86. Ruger's press release is here. [firearmnews]

Dean Speir at The Gun Zone - William Batterman Ruger, Sr.: 21 June 1916 - 6 July 2002 - on Mr. Ruger's connection to the big-enough-magazine ban. [notreasonblog]

What was surprising was that within four years the NRA would celebrate the man so enthusiastically. For many, this is one wound which has not healed, and the author has not only not purchased a Ruger product since that time, but subsequently sold at distress prices, his Mark II pistol and prized Model 77/22 rifle.

Reuters - Coffee Shop Chain Apologizes for Hitler Quote - "The victor will never be asked if he told the truth" was chalked on the blackboards in some Hong Kong coffee shops. Hehe. [brianf]

Demorris Lee at - Lawsuit is filed over car search - A Durham man was stopped for speeding. When he refused to consent to a drug search, he was arrested for careless and reckless driving, a drug dog searched his car, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance when they found a prescription anti-depressant pill, and he was cuffed tightly enough to paralyze one hand. [unknown]

Because the negligence claim was filed with the Industrial Commission, McKellar could be awarded up to $500,000. The Industrial Commission is set up by the state to hear workers' compensation cases and to hear tort claims, which allow people to sue a state employee or agency for negligent actions.

Most people don't realize that they have a right to refuse an officer's request to search their cars, said Seth Jaffe, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. Jaffe said motorists should refuse a search if they think their rights are being violated but that they also should cooperate with police.

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